The King James Edition

Amid all the chaos of packing for our big move, we couldn’t leave town without dedicating an official Pop Scavenger hunt to none other than the King, himself. Sorry Memphisians and Anglophiles, we’re not talking about Elvis or the royal wedding–this post is dedicated to humanitarian, NBA superstar, and born-and-raised fellow Akronite: Lebron James. For…

Go West Young-ish Scavengers, Go West!

The time has finally come! To round out her Ph.D. program, Charity is (finally!) about to start a doctoral internship (at least, that’s the plan between heart palpitations) and, rather than spending a year apart, Ryan is relocating the Pop Scavenger’s home base, right alongside her! That’s right, the colorful Fort Wayne logo you see…

POD-Scavengers (Part 2): The Scavenging…

**If you haven’t yet, go back and read POD-Scavengers (Part 1): “Just the facts, ma’am, just the facts…” Otherwise, you’re likely to feel as though you’ve been dropped into the middle of a rather morbid conversation…** Inspired by fellow Akronite, Stephanie Dietrich’s incredible search for the road-side graves of Philip(11) and Sarah(14) Gehring, featured in…

POD-Scavengers (Part 1): “Just the Facts, Ma’am, Just the Facts…”

Have you ever been listening to your favorite podcast and suddenly realized they’re talking about the town right outside your front door? The very place you’re driving, right in that moment, shouting–to no one in particular: “I know exactly where that is, I was just there!!” or “OMG! We used to buy groceries there!!”?? Thanks…

Long Live the (re)Boot!

Our Pop Scavenger adventures have already taken us to myriad interesting locations, on hunts for the unique and ubiquitous, alike–and, with luck, we’ve plenty more mischief, yet to come. Along the way, we’ve noticed something interesting–a common theme that seems to be threading its way through more than just our (Pop) scavenging experiences, but also…

Goodbye Cardinal State, Hello Cardinal Sins!

Well-seasoned sinners ourselves, we recently lit out of frostbitten Akron in hot pursuit of The 7 Deadly Sins: Greed, Lust, Sloth, Wrath, Envy, Pride, Gluttony, Sleepy, Dopey—er, wait, strike those last two…wrong seven… Since we’re no stranger to devilish deeds and dirty dealin’s (truth be told, we’re actually pretty vanilla in our old-ish age [cue…

Apps, IRL…

There has always been an app for that, and the Pop Scavengers combed a tiny piece of northeast Ohio just to prove it. With our official list (written on official business paper), including: Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Spotify, Match.com, OkCupid*, Stitcher, Shapchat, MapQuest, Lyft, and Grinder, we set out to find as many accurate and not-so-accurate…

On Taking Chances & Community Chests

Midway through our first Pop Scavenger hunt, we became distracted by token tokens from the original Monopoly board game. Trigger warning: these distractions and tangents will occur often. It started with an iron, followed by an intensive internet search in order to determine for what we were exactly searching–which allowed for a bit of reminiscing,…

1 + 2 + 2 + 1

Inspired by walking into an antique mall and immediately spotting a wrench, candle stick, and revolver, this Clue-themed hunt is where our Pop Scavenging all began… It took us a hot minute, particularly since we already had a “no approximations” rule in place (and we kinda got sidetracked when we also started hunting for the…